Marvellous May (May 2019)
The Interspecies Poker Tournament is available to pre-order on Kindle right now! Click here to get your copy. Official release date in paperback and ebook is 24th May - so exciting!
Now that I've finished writing, editing and formatting The Interspecies Poker Tournament, I do feel like I'm at a bit of a loose end. The third book in The Gaia Collection has been written, first draft only, but I'm not sure I want to leap into another editing project. My creative fingers are itching to write something new... watch this space!
Eggtastic April (April 2019)
The Interspecies Poker Tournament is with beta readers which is both exciting and terrifying as they point out things which are so obvious I can't believe I missed it in the first place! Oh, and they seem to be enjoying the read as well - yay!
April is of course Camp NaNo month which gave me the perfect excuse to start a new project. It's a multi-book series so for the first time in my writing career, I'm dipping my toe into actual book planning. There could be spreadsheets! UPDATE: I won Camp NaNoWriMo! I worked on many, many projects and counted words and hours - huzzah!
March Madness (March 2019)
Spring is upon us, can you believe it? My list of projects keeps getting longer as I keep having ideas for future books which is no bad thing but I really need to finish The Interspecies Poker Tournament not least because I am looking forward to reading the final version!
My first book surgery at Barking Library, a Pen to Print event, went really well. I talked about the importance of building an author brand, an author platform and touched briefly on the different types of marketing you can do. We will be having another one in April when I'll be talking about social media in more depth. I will also be adding a speakers section to my website so stay tuned for that!
Feeling the Love (February 2019)
Despite not being successful with my short story submission, Ye Olde Magick Shoppe, I've decided to post it on my website for you to read because I just love the characters of Ned and Jenni. I hope you enjoy reading it, just click here to get started!
Speaking of Ned and Jenni, The Interspecies Poker Tournament, The Roshaven Case Files No. 27, has decided it needs to be a novel and not a novella which is disappointing for those waiting for the novella but super exciting for fans of Roshaven stories.
Tales from the Seaside is now available on audiobook! We've had a few downloads already so I think listeners are enjoying the audio experience.
Books & Cake in 2019 (January 2019)
1. The Gaia Solution, book three in The Gaia Collection, was started during NaNoWriMo 2018 and that early draft will be attacked with tea and cake until it's ready for beta readers.
2. I have yet to come up with a design for the cover of The Gaia Solution so that will probably take coffee and cake to achieve with the help of my fabulous cover designer, Ian Bristow.
3. The Interspecies Poker Tournament, The Roshaven Case Files No. 27 is a novella from the world of Ned Spinks and Jenni which just needs a new beginning and a new ending. With the help of tea and cake it too will be ready for beta readers soon.
4. Tales from the Seaside, my second collection of short stories and winner of best indie-book of 2018, will be coming out in audio. Perfect to listen to when drinking tea and eating cake.
5. A new, free, collection of flash fiction will soon be available, title to be imagined so you know the drill - tea and cake required!
6. There will be some additions to my Little Book of Verse poetry collection - themes still to be explored include winter, love, spring, autumn and Christmas so I shall choose what comes next with the help of tea and cake.
7. I have the opportunity to attend the Sci-Fi Weekender in Great Yarmouth, November 2019 so I need to decide if I'm going for it or not. I think I should. The cake told me to.
8. My interview feature on my blog, A Slice of Cake With... is always looking for new authors to feature so if you're interested, please fill in the online form.
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